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When it comes to the world of taxes, preparation and planning go a LONG way. We have the expertise and knowledge you are looking for in a tax professional and can help you navigate your options.

We’re happy to help you with any of these services:

Tax Preparation

Stop missing out on potential deductions that could be saving you big money!

Tax Planning

Real strategies and solutions to help you minimize your IRS liability.

IRS AUDIT Representation

Don’t go it alone! We’re your ally and representative in an IRS audit.

Cultivating Gratitude for Thanksgiving 2020 in Chicago

I think we all need this week.2020 has been *so hard*, for so many in Chicago (and far beyond!). And it's not over yet -- from continued electoral fighting, to spikes in virus cases and increased governmental restrictions all over the place, and (of course) the murder...

Filing Late On Taxes? You Might Actually Be Among Chicago’s Smartest

There are less than two weeks remaining before the tax deadline of April 17th.  Does that startle you? If you're filing late on taxes this year, let's talk. We can easily file an extension on your behalf, and make sure  that your return is handled as advantageously as...

How To Ensure Chicago Families Are Prepared For Chaos

Summer is nearing an end, but this has been no ordinary summer.Everywhere, parents are scrambling in the most unusual "back to school" season in memory. Fall sports are in limbo, and others (MLB, NHL, NBA) are operating in a weird Twilight Zone mode. Urban centers are...

5 Next Steps for Tax Return Review

5 Next Steps for Tax Return ReviewSoooooo, what now? I'm glad you (ahem) asked.Just because tax season is over, doesn’t mean we’re not still here for you.In fact, with the IRS experiencing a litany of problems right now, we’ll gently recommend a little tax return...

What You As Chicago Taxpayers Can Do If You Owe the IRS

If you owe the IRS back taxes, you’re most likely going to end up paying every dime.Despite what you hear on radio and TV commercials from sketchy companies, very few Chicago people qualify for the reduced settlement program the IRS offers.Just for the sake of...

Abdalla Alyousef’s Nine Can’t Miss Questions For Year-End Tax Planning

With the Thanksgiving leftovers mostly consumed by this point, we are turning our eyes to year-end matters.And this year, there are LOTS of things to consider as we approach 12-31-18.Because yes -- the standard deduction this year has been significantly increased, and...

Chicago Real Estate Investors: The 1031 Tax Deferral May Be Changing

It’s getting harder and harder to brace ourselves for the ongoing images of human struggle. They just keep coming. No matter your position on what’s happening, either nationally or abroad, the possibility of disaster touching us -- that is out of our control -- is...

Abdalla Alyousef’s “Help Me Remember” Holiday Prayer

These last couple weeks of 2021 are already a little unusual.Current events are swirling around virus policy, the big Biden "Build Back Better" Act seems to have hit a Joe-Manchin-sized brick wall, sports leagues are in an uproar around rising case numbers, and...

Controlling Your Tax And Financial Strategy In The Midst Of Chaos By Abdalla Alyousef

Still no guidance from the IRS about the payroll tax "holiday" (deferral), so it's extremely unlikely that your Chicago employer will be ready -- simply because the major payroll companies (Paychex, ADP, Gusto, and many others) don't have the answers to many...

The Behavior Profile of Our Chicago Clients with the Highest Level of Financial Security

The madness of March certainly delivered over the weekend, huh? Plenty of upsets and surprises, which always makes this time of year fun for basketball fans. Or, so I hear. After all, this tournament seems to happen yearly, and until the IRS changes the deadline for...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.
But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!

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